I'm seeing used loaders on CL for three thousand dollars for sub compact tractors. John Deere models with the " Made in Mexico " labels sell on the name more than the quality. While looking at the small thin tube structure I can't help but imagine how engineered it is to be light yet resilient to with stand abuse in rock , stump, or similar solid encounters. Needless to say I stretched my lawn & garden budget to buy the new 4110 in 04. The dealer promised to find a used 60 MMM at a reasonable value which never happened. The purchase of a demo take off at slightly less retail I knew if I wanted a loader and leaf vacuum I would be in the fabricating business. Wisconsin has some long cold winters. Collecting parts , pieces, steel left overs I started by fashioning a mounting for the frame. Fortunately there is a heavy frame rail with mounting holes in place. Keeping in mind the mount fixture placement and height I designed the loader arms to be close to the front wheels for lifting capacity and segmented to gain total height . I purchased four rams close to the desired proportion for each function. A half sheet of 1/8" steel was cut and formed for the bucket. A farm supply store provided hoses at low cost while I flared and bent tubing for the remainder area. The project total cost was in the nine hundred dollar range. The project was fun, challenging, entertaining, and cost effective. Forks were also added.